COVID Card #113

August 26, 2020 | 0 comments

Today’s COVID Card highlights postal security. Yes, we’ve all lost mail. Yes, we’ve had damaged mail. And, yes, people steal mail. With nearly 475 million pieces of mail (letters and parcels) delivered daily by the USPS alone, it’s bound to happen even with the best policies in place. But did you know…

  • “Operation Protect Veterans” raises awareness about scams targeting military veterans (that’s right, there are Americans who try to scam veterans — so proud)
  • In 2019, 26,000 pieces of mail were screened at events like the Super Bowl
  • 1 million people tune in weekly to watch The Inspectors, a TV series based on real-life mail fraud scams
  • In 2019, Postal Inspectors conducted 11 investigations into the use of mail to exploit children; 9 arrests have been made
  • Postal Inspectors investigated 576 reported threats against postal workers in 2019
  • In 2019, the Postal Inspection Service seized assets worth $143 million in investigations regarding illegal narcotics
  • In 2019, Postal Inspectors reported 5,759 arrests and 4,995 convictions related to postal crimes, including mail theft
  • See all this an more here.

Cards 1-100

To learn more about any of the first 100 cards, select a number from the list below.


The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.

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